HOLSTEN GLASS NEWS
Publisher: Kenn Holsten
Issue #15 – Spring 2006
Charles Miner graduated from the Stanislaus State College in Turlock, California in 1970 and went on to found the “Tesuque Glassworks” hot shop and gallery (wihich he continues to own and operate) in Tesuque, New Mexico in 1975. He continued his studies at Pilchuk Glass School in Seattle, Washington, where he studied under David Reekie and Clifford Rainey. To create the unique, stone-like texture of his pieces, Miner users a laborious process called Pate de Vere (or fuse casting). After a series of steps involving a carving wax, porcelain or clay original and a rubber mold, 24% lead crystal glass is heated in an electric kiln, which often reaches temperatures of 1600 degrees. It is then slowly cooled over the next week or two to prevent cracking and polished with sanding blocks impregnated with diamond chips. The entire process can take upwards of three months to construct a single piece. Miner comments: “These pieces represent my goal to have a body of work that is visually pleasing on both the interior and the exterior, but that still hold a certain utilitarian feeling.”
Miner has exhibited widely across the U.S. and his works can be found in
of Fine Arts in Sante Fe, New Mexico; and the Tucson Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona.
Holsten Galleries will be premiering works from Miner’s newest series at SOFA New York 2006, May 31-June 4.
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June 1-4: SOFA NEW YORK Seventh Regiment Armory Park Avenue and 67th Street
At SOFA New York, Holsten Galleries will feature new works by Dorothy Hafner, Marvin Lipofsky, Charles Miner, William Morris and Martin Rosol. June 25-August 31: SUMMER GROUP GLASS INVITATIONAL Holsten Galleries 3 Elm Street, Stockbridge, MA
This summer, we will be showing the best new works by our artists. See our website for recent arrivals! November 10-12 SOFA CHICAGO Navy Pier Chicago IL.
Please contact the gallery for further information or to obtain
Museum Group Exhibitions
“Transparent Legacy: Studio Glass Gifted to the Seattle Art Museum from the Collection of Jon and Mary Shirley” www.seattleartmuseum.org
Including works by Marvin Lipofsky, Lino Tagliapietra, Dante Marioni, Preston Singletary, and Dale Chihuly. On display until October 15, 2006 at the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, Washington.
“Capturing the Light: Masterworks of Contemporary Glass” showing at the Everhart Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania through June 25, 2006.www.everhat-museum.org
Participating artists include Sonja Blomdahl, Dorothy Hafner, Sidney Hutter, Kreg Kallenberger, Marvin Lipofsky, Dante Marioni, Charles Miner, Stephen Powell, Chris Ries, David Schwartz, Lisabeth Sterling, and Steven Weinberg.
Individual Museum Exhibitions
“Group Exhibition: Timeless Glass – From Byzantine to Dale Chihuly” on
“Glass in the Garden”, on display until October 31, 2006 at the Missouri
“Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY”
(For information on more Chihuly exhibitions, please visit www.chihuly.com.)
“Contrast: A Glass Primer” at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington,
The Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia; April 8 – July 9.
The Huntsville Museum in Huntsville, Alabama; July 3 – October 29.
“Retrospective” at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Montana.